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In a Coma (Deluxe Edition) [NTSC, Best of]

Matthew Good Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
1. Oh Be Joyful
2. Big City Life
3. Alert Status Red
4. Weapon 6:05
5. In A World Called Catastrophe
6. Hello Time Bomb
7. Load Me Up
8. Strange Days
9. The Future Is X-Rated
10. Everything Is Automatic
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Truffle Pigs
2. Tripoli
3. Generation X-wing
4. Apparitions
5. North American For Life
6. Advertising On Police Cars
7. Hello Time Bomb
8. Strange Days
9. Prime Time Deliverance
10. Flashdance II
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Product Description

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There's been a strange phenomenon in the world of music lately. Artists with only two or three releases are putting out greatest hits records. This is not the case with Vancouver's Matthew Good. With seven CDs released over the last ten years, 14 Juno award nominations and over 900,000 discs sold, the time has come for a definitive collection. Good tends to write his songs in one of two styles; first, the full-on modern rock melodies, well-crafted tracks that tend to appeal to the college crowd. (Anthems like "Hello Time Bomb," "Load Me Up," and the throbbing "Everything Is Automatic" fall into this category.) Where Matt goes from very good to great is his other style: fragile, floating compositions that sweep orchestrally from whispers to waves of deeply emotive choruses. Included in that style, you'll find the pensive "Strange Days," the implosive "Symbolistic White Walls," and the stunning "Apparitions," a powerful track which was further enhanced by one of the best Canadian videos ever made. It's rare to say, but Matt Good's videos are frequently highly watchable, and the deluxe version of this collection is a worthy investment. The second disc contains many extras: all of Matt's music videos, some documentary footage, and 19 additional music tracks, including compelling acoustic reworkings of his many classics. Matt's success has been understated at times, but when such a grand collection of songs are come together, Good's contribution to Canadian music is undeniably strong: this is truly a great greatest hits disc. --Denise Sheppard

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Special edition of the Canadian rock iconoclast's "In A Coma: 1995-2005" anthology that includes the deluxe 2CD set along with bonus DVD (NTSC/All Regions) featuring all his promotional videos as well as a "Making Of 'Rooms'" featurette, a photo gallery and discography.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting stuff Sept. 25 2005
By Charlie
Format:Audio CD
This is the yardstick by which all greatest hits albums should be measured. Some may disagree with the track selection, and to me leaving stuff off "The Audio Of Being" from this album is a mistake, but this is a great compilation.
As an Australian out here in the antipodes, the DVD is the thing that makes this outstanding. Matt Good videos do not get played out here, and his songs don't for that matter, but too see the development of the visual form of his songs is fascinating.
I would recommend this to any person with an interest in Matthew Good's career.
Those who choose to rubbish this album by attacking the man should have a real close look at themselves, give themselves a few uppercuts and get a life!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great ......... but not perfect Dec 12 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Right off the bat, the 3 new tracks are worth the price of admission. "Oh Be Joyful" is just an incredible rocker - maybe his best balls-to-the-wall asskicker since "Generation X-Wing" !!
Having said that, my only beef with this collection is the lack of any tracks from "Audio of Being". I've seen him live 3 times, and he's played a grand total of one song from this album, one time. For some reason, Mr. Good seems to have a hate-on for what is possibly his best album.
Inevitably, most people are going to quibble about the track selection for any "greatest hits" package, but to ignore an entire album is a tad 'weird', to say the least. (But then, noone ever accused Matt of being stable.) Therefore, only 4 stars out of 5. Otherwise, the selection of tracks should please most folks.
The second CD includes some strange acoustic versions of other tracks, and although a bit jarring on first listen, I found that they grew on me quite a bit after a few listens. (Some of the selections are from "Audio of Being" - yay !)
I'd like to see a live DVD like the Hip recently put out - but somehow I don't think that will ever happen. So as far as DVD's go, this is probably going to be it : a compilation of his videos. Still, they're enjoyable to watch as they're a lot more interesting than 99% of the dross one encounters on MuchMusic these days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matt Good rocks a lot! Sept. 29 2005
Format:Audio CD
Matt decided to take a break from recording an album, and gave us this gem of a greatest hits cd, along with 2 new songs, and a b-side.
There is nothing wrong with the first cd, although he failed to add anything from "Audio of Being." You can find some of those songs done acoustically on the second disc, which was divided into three parts: "Rooms", "Loser Anthems", and "Lo-fi B-sides", the latter two were previously available as limited edition discs. Although we have heard "Born To Kill" on "Beautiful Midnight", this original version doesn't disappoint, and is almost superior to the version heard on "Midnight".
"Rooms" includes nine songs re-recorded as acoustic songs. I give Matt credit for including such songs as "Advertising On Police Cars", "Tripoli", and "Truffle Pigs." There are some songs I wish weren't done acoustically, such as "Hello Time Bomb", "North American for Life", and "Generation X-Wing." These songs are better hard and heavy.
The DVD has every Matt Good video ever made, and also includes a bonus animated video for "Whle We Were Hunting Rabbits." My faves would have to be the two songs excluded from the hits cd: "Carmelina" with the classic bad joke by Rich and discussion about the lyrics to Destiny Child's "Bootylicious", and the gnome-stealing video for "Antipop" featuring Dale Earndhart travelling around America with Matt and their new gnome buddy.
Get this three-discer while you still can, people!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Overall CD Jan. 7 2006
Format:Audio CD
this cd is a great one for matt good fans this canadian artist is not only a good guitarist but an amazing sing the best songs are probably
1. Oh Be Joyful
3. Alert Status Red
4. Weapon
5. In A World Called Catastrophe
6. Hello Time Bomb
7. Load Me Up
8. Strange Days
9. The Future Is X-Rated
10. Everything Is Automatic
11. Rico
12. Apparitions
13. Indestructible
This Cd also has some acoustic songs such as Strange Days, Apparitions, and Hello Time Bomb Dvd Includes mostly all songs on the first cd along with Carmalina (in my opinion One of Matthew Goods Best songs ever wrote) Im disapointed to find out that Carmalina is not on any of the disc accept the dvd What The heck this is one of the best songs. Matthew Good's In A Coma Is A great CD overall and i would reccomend it to any fans of canadian music.
Mike Witzel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only For Fans Sept. 1 2005
Format:Audio CD
In contrast to the other reviewer, I feel this to be quite a decent release from Mr. Good. Fans will be delighted by the wonderful second disc, which contains an all-at-once acoustic recording of 9 songs that Matt has reworked.
Matthew Good is an artist that is both equally adored and despised- for me, he was an aquired taste, and has grown to be one of my favourite musicians. One look at the track listings of hits, and you can see that Matt has had an extensive Canadian music career, and has in his later years turned to more political and social perspectives both voiced on his blog, and in his musical content.
This will be a well enjoyed package for fans of both the Matthew Good Band and Matthew's solo work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars seriously a great compilation of music
love this artist and all his music. Rooms on disc 2 is very well done. the music videos are cool and having a commentary with Matt Good on the videos is absolutely entertaining and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by SHON OMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars to the 1 star reviewer
Your facts don't mean a thing, and whether or not they are true are irrelevant. What matt did as a teenager is his business. Read more
Published on March 30 2007 by Sean
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Matt Good
This package containing both CDs and a DVD, the CDs contains songs spanning matt good's whole career, its nice to have them all together for the first time. Read more
Published on March 8 2006 by Jennifer Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars new orleans eh
first off, if your going to rank an album as 1 out of 5, give reasons pertaining to the cd and not the artist.this album is fantastic if you are a fan. Read more
Published on Dec 14 2005 by mrb
5.0 out of 5 stars No Underdog here...
Matt Good = Canadian treasure!
Also, be sure to check out his book "At Last There Is Nothing Left To Say". You won't be sorry!
Published on Nov. 25 2005 by Near Frantastica
5.0 out of 5 stars mmmm...
happiest day ever was buying this, listening to the CDs, watching the videos then going to work the next day and telling every customer at the store I work at to buy it. Read more
Published on Nov. 5 2005 by Michelle Stemmler
3.0 out of 5 stars missing the best songs
where are:
1. whispering in the dark
2. go fly blind
3. native son
4. vermillion
5. fearless
6. ommissions of the omen
7. inescapable us
8. Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2005 by B. Poirier
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how it should be done
Matt Good fails to dissapoint with his original take on a best of collection. Not only are the new songs a treat for his die hard fans, but the acoustic versions are, as a whole,... Read more
Published on Oct. 26 2005 by brainer
5.0 out of 5 stars regardless of the new things on in the deluxe edition
It's only $23 and you get the best of from all the other cds (of which I only have a few). Music videos are great for parties (like the amazon review states the songs are both... Read more
Published on Sept. 28 2005 by Dan Watkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Matthew the Great
Great album - the DVD is fantastic as is the acoustic session - and to the guy from New Orleans:
- Kurt Cobain suffered from depression - he still made great music
- Jimi... Read more
Published on Sept. 26 2005 by Michael Power
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